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Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Vision Not Improved By Surgery for Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

November 1, 2004

Vision does not improve substantially for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who undergo surgery to remove lesions of new blood vessels, scar tissue, or possible bleeding beneath the retina.
Illustration of the front of the eye

Eye Drops Delay Onset of Glaucoma in People at Higher Risk

June 13, 2002

Researchers have discovered that eye drops used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye can be effective in delaying the onset of glaucoma.
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

October 12, 2001

High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss.

Recruitment Begins for Study on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

July 7, 1999

Patient recruitment has begun on a clinical trial to find out if laser treatment decreases vision loss for people who may be at risk for severe age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Glaucoma and the optic nerve

Laser Therapy Show Promise As Alternative to Glaucoma Drugs

December 7, 1990

Results from two years of patient followup in a randomized clinical trial suggest that argon laser therapy may be a safe and effective alternative to eyedrops as a first treatment for patients with newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma.
Two boys smile at the camera. Asymmetric dark spots block parts of the image, representing vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

Laser Treatment Highly Effective in Treating Diabetic Retinopathy

October 30, 1989

New findings from a nationwide clinical trial supported by theNational Eye Institute (NEI) provide further evidence that laser treatment is highly effective in preventing visual loss from diabetic eye disease.